Hyderabad: It was curtains for India at the Japan Open Super Series after the defeats of their last surviving shuttlers P.V Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram in the second round match-up of the women’s and men’s category respectively.
Sindhu who made it to the semis of the China Open last week failed to sustain the momentum and went down to fourth seeded Yeon Ju Bae of Korea 21-10,12-21,18-21, whereas Jayaram lost to Wei Feng Chong of Malaysian 16-21, 16-21.
Sindhu who recently broke into the top 20 rankings, started the match on a good note and wrapped up the first game rather to easily in about 15 minutes.
She continued her good form in the second game as well and opened up a 3-0 lead in the second game but the experienced Korean made a comeback and won 12-21.
In the decider Bae maintained a steady lead throughout and even though the young Indian tried to come back and narrowed the gap to 17-19, it was the experienced Korean who eventually romped home.
In the men’s tie, Jayaram could prove no match for the Malaysian and lost the match in 35 minutes.
By Indian Sports News Network